Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research at the Institute of Fundraising outlines what steps charities should be taking now to prepare for the changes.
Four letters – GDPR – have been imprinted on the minds of fundraisers and charities over recent months. The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. And before you wonder what will happen after Brexit, it’s been made clear that all businesses and charities will have to comply, which means it is likely we will adopt all or most of GDPR as domestic legislation.....